Futa Helu

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Birthday
17, 1934
Birthplace
Tonga
Death Date
Feb 2, 2010 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1934
Birthplace
Tonga
Death Date
Feb 2, 2010 (75)

About

A former philosopher and educator who was most recognized for spearheading the 'Atenisi Institute.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1960 where he studied English literature.

Trivia

His life was explored in the documentary Tongan Ark, which was screened at the New Zealand International Film Festival to rave reviews in 2012.

Family Life

He was born in the village of Lotofoa.

Associated With

He designed his classrooms at the 'Atenisi Institute in the classical style, which was similar to Thomas Jefferson's approach at the University of Virginia.